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The Emphasis is on Health!

Fri/Sat., May 15-16: A Weekend of Wellness or WOW EXPO is set for the Music Pier featuring an array of presentations and products geared to attaining better health. There’ll be healthy cooking demonstrations by the Ocean City Restaurant Assn.; presentations on such topics as memory building, essential oils for natural health, Yoga and Family Fun Workouts.

The Mesa Creative Arts Center of Pennsylvania will feature American Indian Culture and Healing with an emphasis on meditation, introspection, healing and prayer. The event opens at 2 p.m. Friday with a session on Poetry Therapy including music and the arts.

Natural Health products will be available from vendors. There will be continuous demonstrations during show hours which are 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Fri. and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free.

Sat., May 16: The American Heart Assn. holds its annual HEART WALK starting 10:30 a.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk. The event attracts over 5,000 participants. Registration begins 9 a.m. at the Center. Call 609-223-3762.

Sun., May 17: The Ocean City TRIATHLON/DUATHON completes the Wellness Weekend starting 6 a.m. at the Aquatic and Fitness Center, 17th and Simpson Ave., with swimming, running, biking plus a kids’ course. For information, call 609-525-9317 or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sun., May 17: The OCEAN CITY BARONS professional soccer team hosts the Long Island Rough Riders 7 p.m. at Carey Stadium, 6th St. off Boardwalk. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for youth, call 609-525-9999.

NOTE: Contestants are wanted for the Miss Night In Venice Pageant. Entrants must be at least 15 years of age. The contestant collecting the most money for local charities will be crowned Miss Night in Venice and lead the Night In Venice Boat Parade along the bayfront, July 25. All contestants will ride in the Parade as part of Miss Night in Venice’s Court. Those interested should contact Sue Doll, 609-399-3889, Ext. 114.